Jordan: First let me say that I really enjoyed reading your book, especially the emphasis you put on writing. You argue: “The central virtue of a liberal education is that it teaches you how to write, and writing makes you think.” I appreciated that you didn’t just emphasize the importance of writing as a technical skill, a workplace proficiency. Instead, you are arguing for the importance of well-structured articulation.
Writing does make kids think and reinforces learning in all subjects, so I fully support efforts like classroom blogging that get kids writing (and thinking) just for the fun of it! Jackson-Via Computer Club